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 Post subject: Re: Anyone want a MovieCD?
PostPosted: 25 May 2013, 01:43 
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Yeah, but DIVX, the Circuit City DIVX, is just a rental version of DVD. It's not an all new format that is terrible.
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 Post subject: Re: Anyone want a MovieCD?
PostPosted: 26 May 2013, 03:01 
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it in some ways it is a new format. it could only be played on players connected to a server which now is gone so all the discs can't be played back.
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 Post subject: Re: Anyone want a MovieCD?
PostPosted: 27 May 2013, 05:14 
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xtempo wrote:
it in some ways it is a new format. it could only be played on players connected to a server which now is gone so all the discs can't be played back.


Ahhh, that's how those worked. I remembered commercials for DivX discs where they said a disc could only be played a few times, and there was no need to return the discs. I was familiar with the DivX codec, just didn't understand the whole "rental" thing. I thought there was some special layer on the disc that would degrade with each viewing.
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 Post subject: Re: Anyone want a MovieCD?
PostPosted: 27 May 2013, 06:04 
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It has nothing to do with the DIVX codec. It's just MPEG2 like a regular DVD. The only thing special about the discs is that they won't play unless the DVD player gets authorization from a server.
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 Post subject: Re: Anyone want a MovieCD?
PostPosted: 30 May 2013, 22:51 
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I remember those! I never bought them, I think, but I did consider it deeply at the mall video game store.
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 Post subject: Re: Anyone want a MovieCD?
PostPosted: 30 May 2013, 23:29 
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I stayed FAAAAAAAAR away from DIVX when Circuit City was pushing that crap. Having to connect your player to a phone line in order to watch movies just seemed bass ackwards. Can you imagine how long it took for those things to actually start playing since it had to dial in to a server?

Not to mention most of the movies they had were P&S anyway.
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 Post subject: Re: Anyone want a MovieCD?
PostPosted: 09 Jul 2013, 01:03 
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Wow, MovieCD seems very similar to my own video format. :P http://youtu.be/ouMwTJTGtck
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 Post subject: Re: Anyone want a MovieCD?
PostPosted: 10 Jul 2013, 05:32 
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Wow, MovieCD seems very similar to my own video format. :P http://youtu.be/ouMwTJTGtck

Yeah, except yours looks better :)
How many times did you have to re-do the encoding to get it to play decently?
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 Post subject: Re: Anyone want a MovieCD?
PostPosted: 11 Jul 2013, 15:31 
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hoyeboye wrote:
tpgb12 wrote:
Wow, MovieCD seems very similar to my own video format. :P http://youtu.be/ouMwTJTGtck

Yeah, except yours looks better :)
How many times did you have to re-do the encoding to get it to play decently?

Well, it took about 5 tries to get it just right. Further testing concludes that you'll probably need at least a 4x CD-ROM drive to play Extended Play discs smoothly, though. I also encoded some other things than Dracula in Cinepak for QuickTime Video Disc, like Urusei Yatsura movies 2, 3, and 4 (raw), Firefox, The Cable Guy, etc.
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 Post subject: Re: Anyone want a MovieCD?
PostPosted: 13 Jul 2013, 19:05 
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tpgb12 wrote:
Further testing concludes that you'll probably need at least a 4x CD-ROM drive to play Extended Play discs smoothly, though.

Even further testing includes that my previous calculation was wrong. :P A typical MONO Extended Play QuickTime Video Disc has a data rate of 176kb per second, so you'll need at least a 2x CD-ROM drive for a typical Extended Play disc.
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 Post subject: Re: Anyone want a MovieCD?
PostPosted: 03 Aug 2013, 19:40 
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Hello fans of anime on obsolete formats. I've been holding on to three pieces of anime obscurity for a while, but now it's your turn to experience the obscure joy! For absolutely nothing (maybe chip in a few bucks for shipping), you can own a piece of forgotten formats with 3 MovieCD PC CD-ROM for Windows 95 and 3.1. Sold in the mid 90's with little success, this format makes up for its poor quality with its extreme obscurity. These discs are guaranteed to increase in value, if value is based on the "Buy It Now" prices on eBay. Act now, and you'll receive:

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i sure do remember seeing those at my local FUTURE SHOP/BEST BUY back in the day...
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